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Fainting Kittens – Myotonia Congenita in Cats

Via: Mammals @ Suite101

Recently a YouTube video of two kittens fainting has attracted over half a million hits. The kittens suffer from the disorder known as myotonia congenita.

A video showing two kittens fainting due to the genetic condition known as myotonia congenita has ‘gone viral’, much the same as the video of fainting goats did a few years ago.

What is Myotonia Congenita?

Myotonia congenita is a disorder that prevents the normal relaxation of the muscles. In humans, myotonia congenita affects approximately 1 in 100,000 people worldwide, but is more common in northern Scandinavian people. In humans, the disorder can affect any of the skeletal muscles, even face muscles, but most commonly affects the leg muscles.

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February 14, 2012 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever, gif | , , | Leave a comment